A complete network of infrastructures has developed in parallel to this industry, as well as auxiliary sectors that market cages, nets, water treatment equipment, antifouling products and feed. FAO foresees the world population will increase to 10 billion people in the 2030-2040 decade. Aquaculture, in addition to being an important source of proteins to feed people, generates wealth and employment and makes a smart use of water.

In Spain, aquaculture turnover amounts to €377 million, 40% of which is contributed by Murcia.

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